Murder Afloat – Ruby Riverton

A 1900s Lottie Lindbergh Cozy Mystery, Book One

Five of five stars

Meet Charlotte Eloise Lindbergh and her Westie Little Dickens.  Lottie – as her friends call her – is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime.  At the insistence of her recently deceased husband, Lottie and Dickens are set to board the maiden voyage of the ultra luxury liner Titanic.  Manning insisted that she must STILL go, even though he could not.

As she stands among the other passengers awaiting First Class boarding, she thinks she sees a pick-pocketing.  Something about the whole scene just doesn’t sit right with Lottie and the more she sees, the less she likes it.  The plot thickens as Lottie decides that she simply must get to the bottom of things.

Murder Afloat is a first in series; with a cast of characters that are as endearing as they are intriguing.  Set on the infamous ship that never completed its first transatlantic voyage, Riverton peppers enough true tidbits here and there – with a good few characters borrowed from the passenger lists of the ill-fated vessel.

As entertaining as it is enthralling, Murder Afloat keeps the pages turning, almost of their own accord.  An absolutely stellar opening act that leaves one hungry for the next.  I highly recommend this new-to-me author; if you’re a fan of an action-packed whodunnit set in historic times, this is definitely the series for you.

Grab it here, trust me, you’ll love it!

[I was fortunate to receive an Advanced Reader Copy of the book from the author, with no obligation to review.  The opinions herein are given freely and are entirely my own.]

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